RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Managing Chronic Pain and Keeping Your Faith

When you are young, you go to the doctor for vomiting, fevers, and similar, objectively observable ailments, but as you get older pain becomes a serious, sometimes unwavering issue. Every trip to the doctor now includes being asked to rate your level of pain.

For most kids, the doctor treats colds, and viruses, and strep throat, but adults are much more likely to run into conditions with pain as the primary presenting symptom. At least ten percent of the adult population deals with chronic pain of some form.

The biggest problem comes when there is a condition where pain is a major symptom, but there aren’t any visible signs of a disorder. People get told the condition is “all in their head” or that the sufferer is just being a hypochondriac. This type of thinking makes pain sufferers either focus too much on the pain, in an attempt to make themselves “think the pain away”, or hide their conditions from others, creating deeper emotional stress and non-treatment.

Chronic pain isn’t a mental condition, but just like with all physiological problems, mood, stress, and focus levels can impact how seriously the disorder is affecting a patient. Most chronic pain conditions require rest and low stress. Restorative sleep is a must, even with pharmaceutical treatment.

Chronic pain can also impact faith. Extended chronic pain conditions cause sufferers to grieve what is lost from their lives because of lack of strength and health. They may reach out to religious institutions in hope that it can offer a magic cure or become disenfranchised with their own beliefs.

Instead of focusing on what is lost, accept what you still have and can enjoy. Spirituality offers hope and support systems which are hugely important to managing a chronic pain condition. As Phil Monroe says in the Biblical Seminary blog, “Faith is not that things will go my way right now but that God is in control, cares/protects me, and is working for my ultimate redemption–even when the opposite seems to be true.”

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One Response to “Managing Chronic Pain and Keeping Your Faith”

  1. Mary Jo May 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Keep me in your prayers to relief my pain.

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